GY-521 Accelerometer & Gyro MPU-6050 Module


10 in stock

SKU: CSC0-200Code: MOD-GY521

GY-521 Accelerometer + Gyro (3 Axis) MPU-6050 Module with I2C Interface

$11.65 inc. GST

10 in stock



This modules has a InvenSense MPU-6050 sensor, voltage regulator and additional components. The MPU-6050 contains a MEMS accelerometer and a MEMS gyro in a single chip. It is very accurate, since it contains 16-bits analog to digital conversion hardware for each channel. Therefor it captures the x, y, and z channel at the same time. This sensor board has a voltage regulator. So it can be used with 3.3V and with 5V.

This module has an I2C interface, making it very easy to interface to any Arduino/AVR/PIC or nearly any other Microcontroller board. Most of them have an I2C interface!

There are many resources on the internet describing how to use it with Arduino, AVR, PIC and other embedded platforms.

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  • MPU-6050 Chip
  • Operating voltage 3 – 5V
  • Standard IIC communication protocol
  • Chip built-in 16bit AD converter, 16bit data output
  • Gyroscopes range: +/- 250 500 1000 2000 degree/sec
  • Acceleration range: +/- 2g, +/- 4g, +/- 8g, +/- 16g
  • Immersion Gold plating PCB
  • Standard Pin spacing: 2.54mm
  • Size 20.8mm x 15.7mm x 3.4mm

Using this sensor with a Controller board

We stock a wide range of embedded Single Board Computers (Arduino, PIC Microchip SBC…) that can be used together with this sensor. All our boards have an I2C interface, which is required by this board. Seeing that this sensors works with a wide operating voltage, it is compatible with any of our 3.3V and 5V boards. See the Boards section of our menu at the top of this page (or use search box) for our full range of SBC Boards. Following are some lists (created by search terms) of compatible accessories.

Documentation, Sample Code and Resources

What is included

  • 1 x GY-521 Accelerometer + Gyro (3 Axis) MPU-6050 Module
  • 1 x Straight 8 pin, 2.54mm pin headers
  • 1 x Right angle 8 pin, 2.54mm pin headers

Package Includes

1 x Item as described above

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